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Flood recovery groups remain active, needed

Volunteer Norman Torres works in a kitchen of a home at 10 Lock Street in Rotterdam Junction, as the flood recovery coalition wraps up work in the community, which was devastated by flooding that resulted from Tropical Storm Irene more than a year ago.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Volunteer Norman Torres works in a kitchen of a home at 10 Lock Street in Rotterdam Junction, as the flood recovery coalition wraps up work in the community, which was devastated by flooding that resulted from Tropical Storm Irene more than a year ago.
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The volunteer crews stopped coming to Jon Nertney’s house months ago. But that doesn’t mean Nertney’s Rotterdam Junction home, badly damaged by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene, doesn’t need some work. The stairs still lack carpeting, and a railing needs to be installed. There are some gaps in his tile, and a light fixture needs to be fixed. Nertney credits volunteers with getting him back on his feet after 3 feet of water filled ...


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